Revitalization, gentrification, and the low-income housing crisis
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Revitalization, gentrification, and the low-income housing crisis hearing before a subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations, House of Representatives, Ninety-ninth Congress, second session, June 12, 1986. by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Operations. Employment and Housing Subcommittee.

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Published by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the Supt. of Docs., Congressional Sales Office, U.S. G.P.O. in Washington .
Written in English



  • United States.


  • Gentrification -- United States.,
  • Urban renewal -- United States.,
  • Urban poor -- Housing -- United States.,
  • Housing policy -- United States.

Book details:

LC ClassificationsKF27 .G653 1986e
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 105 p.:
Number of Pages105
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2345582M
LC Control Number86603038

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Gentrification, as I’m using it here, is the traumatic disruption of long-time residents’ lives, often leading to displacement. It’s caused by rapidly-rising property values, which raises property taxes and rents, meaning that both low-income homeowners and low-income renters are forced from their homes.   The American development model is broken. Housing unaffordability is at crisis level in many parts of the country. But so is concentrated poverty.. We increasingly live in socioeconomic monocultures. Mixed-income neighborhoods are often unstable; they tend to be in the process of becoming wealthy or becoming poor. According to a recent Stanford study, from to , the Author: Daniel Herriges.   Low income housing is today created by for profit or not for profit organizations with the help of a complicated set of financing and tax credit options. The result is that in all major cities tens of thousands sit on waiting lists for affordable housing or vouchers to the point that there is a veritable national affordable housing crisis. Insights into Housing and Community Development Policy Ensuring Equitable Neighborhood Change: Gentrification Pressures on Housing Affordability Gentrification is a form of neighborhood change that occurs when higher-income groups move into low-income areas, potentially altering the cultural and financial landscape of the original neighborhood.

  DURHAM, N.C.—By some measures, the price of housing in this growing city is still a steal. Median home values in the area remain below the Author: Gillian B. White.   Newark Vs. Gentrification: We Can't Become Brooklyn, Mayor Says in its heels against the effects of housing "gentrification" on its low-income residents. a crisis of affordability in Author: Eric Kiefer. We first discuss the linkages among America’s affordable housing crisis, increased rates of gentrification, and health concerns for low-income people in revitalizing neighborhoods.   Affordable Housing vs. Gentrification. By The Editorial Board. Nov. 27, ; Slide 1 of 7. 1 / 7. Third Avenue in East Harlem, where many new luxury buildings are in the process of being built.

The book sparks a nationwide conversation about housing and tenant rights. March After a highly-contentious debate, New York City passes its first mandatory inclusionary housing ordinance, offering private developers the chance to build taller, denser buildings than current zoning allows, in exchange for setting aside a percentage of units. 2 Low-Income Renters Aren't Moving Out of Gentrifying Neighborhoods Jarrett Murphy 3 The Housing Crisis Is Worse Without Gentrification Jake Blumgart 4 In Urban Areas, Change Means There Are Winners and Losers: PBS 5 Urban Renewal Ignores Affordable Housing Jack Brook 6 The Consequences of Displacement by Gentrification Are. Gentrification is a process of changing the character of a neighborhood through the influx of more affluent residents and businesses. This is a common and controversial topic in politics and in urban fication often increases the economic value of a neighborhood, but the resulting demographic change is frequently a cause of controversy. The term gentrification has become a buzzword to describe the changes in urban neighborhoods across the country, but we don't realize just how threatening it is. It means more than the arrival of trendy shops, much-maligned hipsters, and expensive lattes. The very future of American cities as vibrant, equitable spaces hangs in the balance/5(75).